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  •  I suppose we could look (27+ / 0-)

    we could look at tis way. What decent, honest person would take the job.

    In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.

    by jsfox on Mon May 31, 2010 at 06:22:25 PM PDT

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    •  A decent, honest person (5+ / 0-)

      would at least try to adhere to the Tylenol rules of good PR. But looking at it objectively, BP is so fu¢ked up, no decent, honest person would take this job.

      1. Work with authorities and recall faulty products straight away. [Well it's too late for that. The time to "recall" the damaged blow-out preventer was probably in March. However, it's to too late to stop using dispersant in the Gulf.]
      1. Be upfront providing the public with information and apologize. [If BP were a Japanese company, the CEO and other top management would probably resign. Since no he has nothing to contribute to the recovery, Tony Hayward should be sacked immediately.]
      1. Go out of your way to show you are doing everything possible to solve the problem. [Operative word here is probably "show." BP has been anything but transparent.]
      1. Identify your vulnerabilities, find ways to stop them blowing up, have a plan for what to do when the worst happens and keep the plan updated. [BP probably never imagined things could get this screwed up. The company should hire/promote people who can better imagine the worst.]
      1. Develop strong relations with employees and customers. {Oy vey! Too late! But you might start by throwing Tony under the bus, or if you already have, back up and run him over a second time.]

      There are just 10 kinds of people; those who know binary and those who don't.

      by RudiB on Mon May 31, 2010 at 08:12:14 PM PDT

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      •  I don't know about that... (2+ / 0-)
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        LivesInAShoe, RudiB

        I despise BP & am horrified by the gulf catastrophe. I think oil companies by definition are the end result of rotten vegetables. BUT - some people do take jobs that rankle because they need the $. I know people who've done this. Sometimes they justify it as "working from the inside" to try to correct a lousy corporate culture. Others just plain have to take the job that comes along, even if it's dangled by an "enemy".

        I think it is a mistake (usually) to judge a person's character by the job they accept. "Decent, honest" people do all sorts of things I wouldn't want to be doing...& maybe you too.

        •  I was fired from a job for refusing to defend (2+ / 0-)
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          child molesters.  I've worked a lot of jobs I'm not particularly proud of, and one of my friends justified her Texaco work the same way (keeping them honest from the inside), but drew the line with child molesters.

          Chukchi Sea walruses & seals thank all who pressured Salazar to delay permits to Shell/twittering RL_Miller

          by RLMiller on Mon May 31, 2010 at 09:10:41 PM PDT

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